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Rum Journal: The Newest Ron Diplomatico

 By Alexander Britell There is an entry point for every rum aficionado. Seldom does a rum lover begin his or her journey in the world of rum with a rare agricole, or a limited-batch hidden-cask expression. There are rums like …

Rum Journal: Papa’s Pilar Sherry Finish

 By Alexander Britell It’s hard to believe it’s been almost five years since Papa’s Pilar rum first made its debut. The brand’s traditional aged rum, which is part owned by the Hemingway family and looks to exemplify Hemingway’s spirit of …

Rum Journal: Bacardi Buys Banks Rum

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global rum giant Bacardi has expanded its rum portfolio with the acquisition of Banks Rum, the company announced. Banks, which is based in Switzerland, is the creation of master blender Arnaud de Trabuc, the former …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Mauricio Vergara By the Caribbean Journal staff Bacardi Limited has named a new top rum executive. The company announced this week that it had appointed Mauricio Vergara as global category vice president of rums. In the role, Vergara will …

 Above: the new design of Bacardi By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s best-selling rum has a new look. Bermuda-based Bacardi has unveiled a major overhaul of its bottle designs. The changes, which the company said were designed “in consultation …

 WE ALL have our favourite rums in the Caribbean. But however we feel about rums from this island or that island, we cannot ignore the impact of Bacardi on the world of rum. And that makes the company’s Puerto Rico …

 Above: Great Stirrup Cay (Photo: NCL) By the Caribbean Journal staff A first-of-its-kind Bacardi Bar has opened on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Great Stirrup Cay private island in the Bahamas. The bar debuted on Monday during Norwegian Pearl’s visit to the …

 THE BAHAMAS was one of the centres of rum running during prohibition — and often a drinking destination in its own right during the same period. And rum has always been the most popular drink in the 700-island archipelago. But …

 NEXT WEEK brings Art Basel Miami, the annual celebration of the art world in South Florida. And one of the spots that’s sure to attract the sojourning art lovers is Juvia, the restaurant and lounge high above the Herzog & …

 Above: the Bacardi Building’s campus in downtown Miami (Photo: Midtown Miami Now) By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic Bacardi Building, the signature former US home of the global rum giant, has been sold, Bacardi announced Tuesday. The property has …

 Although Bacardi is perhaps Puerto Rico’s more famous rum export, it’s Don Q that is the more popular at home, in terms of sales. And like Bacardi, the company has a long, storied history. Cataluña’s Don Juan Serrallés began the …

 Above: a Bacardi ad from 1902 (Photo: Bacardi) Just like Haiti’s Barbancourt, which Rum Journal tasted last week, another major player in the rum world is celebrating its sesquicentennial. It was 1830 when Don Facundo Bacardi Massó, a wine merchant, …